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Professional Dog Grooming Courses


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Student comments on our dog grooming courses

Read what our students say about us......

Here are some of the hundreds of messages we receive from our students:

"Thank you for the grooming course. I really enjoyed it and you’re a really nice bunch of people. Keep up the good work!"

"A huge thanks to you for your patience and fantastic support. I am now looking forward to my career grooming dogs."

"Thank you for all your help and assistance, you do a great job!!"

"Thank you for all your help. I had a great time with everyone, its amazing what you can learn in 10 days. You were all fantastic."

"What an amazing time! Ten days have never passed so fast and I have never learned so much so quickly. Looking forward to the future with so much confidence now and it's all thanks to your excellent work. Thank you Thank you Thank you"

"Thank you seems too short to express how pleased I am - with myself for what I achieved in grooming dogs and for the fantastic teaching that you have given me to do so. I am amazed that in less than 3 weeks training I am am confident to groom dogs and I have passed a City and Guilds in my new craft. You really do go zero to hero - I wouldn't have thought it possible."

"Its been a pleasure, keep cracking the whip! Looking forward to coming back."

"Thank you, we have had better training and better support from all of your staff than we could of ever imagined. The course has far exceeded all of our expectations. My salon is now open and is already accumulating a growing list of satisfied customers"

"Thank you for all the training and confidence you have given me. I have enjoyed every minute and learned so much while with you."

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for all the help and support you have given me over the last 10 days. I am looking forward to setting up but am a little sad that my course is over."

Student comments on our dog grooming courses

"Hello everyone, I would like to say a big Thank You for all the help and support you gave me. Already got some clients and have sent a card for the ‘wall of fame’"

"Thank you to all of you for all your support and patience with me. I had a great time at Firtree and I have learnt a lot. I never thought in 10 days I would be able to groom a dog. Thank you again to all of you and making me feel like part of the family. I am quite sad it has come to the end of my training. I wish you all the best for the future and hope to keep in touch with you all."

"The course was everything you said it was and more. I am proud to be a student of Fir tree and will try to make you proud when I groom!!! The course was an amazing time for me in which I gained confidence and a new skill. Thank you for your support words of wisdom and advice. You are a great team. Thank you to Sarah for her kindness and excellent teaching skills her kind way and encouragement are to be applauded. I really felt a part of the place and enjoyed the comfortable relaxed atmosphere in such a short time I felt I achieved so much. Thank you all very much."

"What a great 2 weeks. I can’t believe what I have learnt and done in that time and it’s all down to you. A great big thank you."

"The best decision I ever made, life couldn't be better!"

"Thank you for all your help, support and confidence in me."

"Thank you for all your help over the last 10 days. We have really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you all again!"
Kate & Jac

"I would just like to say a big thank you to all at Firtree for all the help and support you have given me. Also I am grateful for being given the opportunity to return to build my confidence and keep my hand in. Thank you. PS I really enjoy coming and never want to stop!"

"Well what can I say! I cant believe how friendly everyone was (and still is). Its like one big family. My experience at Firtree has been unbelievable! Who would have thought that in 10 days you would learn how to groom dogs! (I didn’t think you could and boy was I proved wrong) All the staff are lovely, including the kennelling/cattery staff. I really enjoyed my time at Firtree and will definitely be back to do my level 3. PS The 450 mile trip was worth it!!!"

"Thanks for all your support and for a great course."

Student comments on our dog grooming courses

"Thanks for everything, you're all stars. Posh Paws is on the road to success!"

"Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your help whilst I was with you at Fir Tree. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and I am sure I will see you all again soon as I would like to take my Stage 3 City and Guilds and would like your help in doing so"

"Thank you so much for my time with you, I enjoyed every second of it. Not groomed yet but know I will be fine and of course had the best teachers!!! Many many many thanks... Hugs, "

"Thank you doesn't express how much I've appreciated your help and support. Thank you once again. "

"WOW! You not only taught me the skills but gave me the confidence to use them. I am so pleased that I chose you for my training, I'll be in touch and return for my level 3 soon, you don't get rid of me that easily. Thank you all for all you've done."

"I just wanted to say thank you and what a great time I have had studying and training at The Fir Tree Academy. It's been such a fantastic experience for me and I can honestly say that without your course, I would not have the confidence and skills that I have now."

"Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for all the help and support over the last few weeks. It has been the best fun I've had in years and I am now looking forward to the opportunities it will open up."

"I worked hard, enjoyed myself, stayed up late doing assignments.... I had many different breeds to work on during my 10 days training and now I run a successful mobile dog grooming business."

"I came and trained with you nearly 2 yrs ago now and have since been extremely successful in setting up my own dog grooming salon.... I am currently looking to take on a self employed dog groomer to manage my busy salon for me since I have just had a baby. I wondered if maybe you knew of anyone that would be suitable for this role (as I would trust your expert judgement). Also thanks again for your fabulous services/training and getting me to where I am right now!!"

"Thanks very much for an amazing 2 weeks. I have learnt so much on the course."

Student comments on our dog grooming courses

"THANK YOU ...just can't thank you enough, for all the help you have given over the past two weeks. "

"An incredible experience, Level 2, Diploma and Level 3. You have given me a new skill and a new trade and a new confidence in life! I've just opened my new grooming salon. Thank you is just not enough to express my gratitude."

"You're just amazing, I wanted to say a great big thank you for your endless patience and excellent teaching, I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I am not only qualified, but have such confidence with it  ...bring 'em on, any breed!"

"Just to say thank you very much for making this such a wonderful experience. Words can't express how much I have appreciated your support, encouragement, patience and made this such a wonderful place to learn."



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